St Francis church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

The Parish of St. Francis of Assisi is a lively and active parish, serving the areas of Crosspool, Sandygate, Lodge Moor, Ranmoor, Nether Green and Fulwood.

It is part of Sheffield Deanery in the Diocese of Hallam and is twinned with the Parish of St William of York.

The Parish Priest is Father Kevin Thornton and the Parish Deacon is Stephen Parker. We have an active parish council and the current chair is Nick Neale.

Survey of Parish Youth

What can we do to make belonging to a Catholic parish a richer and more rewarding experience for young people? One idea is to start a youth club. If you are in school years 10 to 13, please complete this questionaire to let us know what you think.

Completed questionnaires can be put in the post-box in the narthex or emailed to Richard Bushell. Please try to complete it by Sunday 18th November.

There will be a meeting to discuss ideas, plans and the findings of the survey at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st November in the Upper Room. Please come along. You don’t need to have filled in the survey to come to the meeting but it may help focus your thoughts if you do.

Please let other young people in the parish know about the survey and encourage them to come to the meeting.

Parish Panto

This year’s Parish Panto, Robin Hood and his Merry Hen will be on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm.  In aid of CAFOD, tickets (adults £7, children £3) will be on sale after Mass each week. Alternatively you can reserve tickets at the panto website. Please support us if you can.

First Reconciliation & Holy Communion

If you wish your child (age 8 years or older) to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion, please collect an application form from Father Kevin. Please return the form to Father Kevin by Sunday 9th December. The First Holy Communion celebration will be on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

Forthcoming Events

  • Parish Council Meeting – Wednesday 14th November, 7:30pm until 9pm.
  • Afternoon Tea – Tuesday 20th November from 12.30pm to 3pm.
  • Youth Mass – Sunday 25th November, 11am.
  • Parish Panto – Friday 30th November & Saturday 1st December, 7:30pm.

New to the parish?

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to anyone joining our parish for the first time. We offer a home visit from members of our parish council. As well as giving you a formal welcome to St Francis of Assisi, they can outline the range of activities and facilities available within the parish. If you’re new, please send us a message and we’ll get in touch.